Engineer

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 79022

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island    

Salary Range: $ 75,000 - $ 118,700 

Incentive: PIP 10%   

Work Location Category: Remote Local  

 

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That’s why you’ll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you’ll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement and a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

This position reports to the Protection Engineering Supervisor for the successful execution of interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources into the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) distribution system. Advanced knowledge and experience of protective relay systems for electric T&D systems will influence strategic initiatives and ensure adequate protection of the LIPA distribution system. Specific functional organization interface includes Power MarketsPower Asset ManagementUtility 2.0, Operations and Maintenance, and all T&D engineering disciplines. Works to perform complex engineering studies to allow for the safe and reliable interconnection of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into the LIPA Area EPS. Reviews engineering documentation such as site electrical drawings, studies, protective relay settings and test reports. Performs engineering design of distribution substation modifications associated with DER interconnections. Involved in all aspects of protective relay systems associated with the LIPA Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) including development of new standards. Supports various industry working groups and efforts to increase hosting capacity of DER.

Job Responsibilities

Include but are not limited to:

  • Review DER interconnections for feasibility, engineering design, and protective relay settings  that include Solar, Wind, Fuel Cells, Battery Storage, Micro-grids, Synchronous and Induction Generators for compliance with LIPA distribution interconnect standards. Interface with Power Asset Management, other Engineering sections, Operations, and Maintenance areas to prepare schematic drawings and order material associated with the DER interconnection into an Area EPS and/or various LIPA distribution substations.
  • Perform revisions to LIPA three line AC, DC, relay functional, and one line drawings to add new and/or modify existing controls and protective relaying such as Direct Transfer Trip (DTT), Transformer LTC, Feeder Relays, and 3V0 relay schemes. Produce Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) changes for LIPA substation RTU and for Developer RTUs.
  • Revise technical requirements for interconnection of DER, inclusive of both generation and electric energy storage, into various locations in the LIPA distribution system. These must comply with LIPA Control & Protection standards, applicable NERC PRC standards, IEEE Std. 1547-2018 Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources, and Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) 1741SB, Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for Use with Distributed Energy Resources.
  • Perform various engineering studies including, but not limited to, Short-Circuit studies, Protective Relay/Device Coordination studies, Grounding studies, and Arc Flash Incident Energy studies.
  • Review Developer protective relay system design, settings, test plans and test results for conformance to LIPA standards and prudent engineering practice.
  • Perform system disturbance analyses associated with protection system trip events.
  • Support Industry Working Groups and Utility 2.0 efforts to increase Hosting Capacity of DER

Job Specific Qualifications

Required Education, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering 
  • Minimum of 2 years professional engineering experience
  • Knowledge of Transmission and Distribution system operations
  • Borad knowledge of engineering principles and practices
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in team environment
  • Possess leadership skills, professionalism and customer/client focus
  • Must have effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, strong planning and organizing skills, must be adaptable and results-oriented.
  • Must have professional written and verbal communications skills
  • Candidate must be able to interface effectively within a diverse organization and have excellent teamwork/interpersonal skills and must maintain and apply a working knowledge of PSEGLI Standards
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driving license and maintain a safe driving record
  • Must be willing to work OT as required and perform on-call/emergency support as needed

Desired:

  • Advanced Degree.
  • Professional Engineering License.

 

Minimum Years of Experience

2 years of experience

Education

Bachelors in Electrical Engineering

Certifications

None Noted

Disclaimer

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PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

 

As an employee of PSEG you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

 

For all roles, PSEG’s drug and alcohol testing program includes pre-employment testing, testing for cause, and post-incident/accident testing. For employees in federally regulated roles (including positions covered by USDOT, PHMSA, or NRC regulations), this also includes random testing. Although numerous states throughout the country have legalized marijuana/cannabis products recreationally and/or medically, it is prohibited for employees in federally regulated roles. Employees who are hired or transfer into a federally regulated role are subject to drug and alcohol testing, inclusive of marijuana. Please note that the use of CBD products may result in a positive drug test for THC/Marijuana and such use is not a legitimate medical explanation for such a positive result.

 

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If you need to request a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job, email accommodations@pseg.com. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

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